• The Modern Scholar

  • Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919
  • By: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Lecture
  • Release date: 08-14-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (321 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements which were to end World War One.
©2003 Margaret MacMillan (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jon on 04-05-10

Best Audible Title Yet

Dr MacMillan has a great voice. I felt like she was speaking to me - not reading a script. Excellent articulation and enunciation. I am finding myself listening to this one again and again, from different start points. My friends at work are amazed by how much I now know about this important event in modern history. If Dr MacMillan comes up with another title - I'm buying it. Wish I'd had professors as interesting as her in university...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Utku on 08-17-09

Highly recommended

I especially liked the small anecdotes Prof. MacMillan inserts in between the events. Her analysis of the personalities involved in the conference together with those anecdotes gives a human perspective to the decisions made in Paris in 1919.

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By Oliver Moor on 01-03-15

Vital to listen to

This book is essential. If you want an understanding of how the world has taken the direction it has, give it a go - understanding the mechanics of WW1 is important, but the political decision s made afterwards are much more so. The author (and narrator) gets her points across welll - the book is well structured, beautifully read and benefits from multiple listenings. A really excellent choice.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lord Peridot on 05-23-15

Brilliant and important history

Set of lectures by MacMillan who wrote longer book of the same name. As compelling as it is important to understanding the modern world, especially Europe.

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By Ian Hyde on 01-04-17

Excellent overview

Well set out and well-paced narrative. This filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge.

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By Garyfmp on 07-01-16

Essential in understanding today's world

A brief but very important lecture if you're interested in finding out what created the current world as it is today and understanding why there are ongoing conflicts.
I don't agree with the professor's conclusion but one has to remember the lecture was recorded in 2003 it would be interesting to get an updated conclusion with the benefit of hindsight. I would highly recommend this lecture.

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